This is the real thing. If you’re in a plate-smashing mood or mad for moussaka this is undoubtedly the place to go in St Albans. Found near St Peter’s Church in the town centre, Anastasias Greek Restaurant has been dishing out food and fun Greek-style since 1974. With a large open dining room it’s ideal for large gatherings and family events, though it’s just as popular for a romantic dinner for two or lunch outings. Experience Greek cuisine at its finest in St Albans and book a table at Anastasias Greek Restaurant now.
If you don’t know where to start with Greek cuisine we say throw yourself at the mercy of the experienced chefs at Anastasias and enjoy the phenomenal 18-dish meze platter, whose constituents change regularly but are reliably delicious. If you’re already a connoisseur of kleftiko and keftedes then you’ll be on cloud 9 because this family-run place does them – and a huge list of other Greek starters, share plates, mains and desserts – the traditional way, and no matter if you’re a big meat eater, a lover of seafood or vegetarian, we guarantee that you’ll find something to appease your appetite on the menu at Anastasias Greek Restaurant.
Some of our favourite Greek dishes served up at this popular St Albans restaurant include the fish souvlaki (giant prawns, swordfish, grilled peppers and onion, cooked on skewers and grilled on charcoal) and the pan-fried chicken breast stuffed with spinach and feta cheese, sauteed in white wine with a creamy sauce. Located on St Peters Street in the town centre, Anastasias Greek Restaurant is the place to go for a Hellenic feast without leaving St Albans. To guarantee a table, making a reservation in advance is wise.
Good ambient,great food ,excellent staff.A very pleasant night we had!Look forward to come back and experience the smashing plates and of course the belly dancers. I will recommend that that to everyone.
Great evening. Dancing was fun.Service was good and waiters all very friendly. We ordered a meze and there was a lot of food . Belly dancing and plate smashing was also fun.
Enjoyed Sunday lunch, 4 of us had the meze. Food was excellent - and plenty of it! The service was efficient and friendly. Would highly recommend this restaurant.
Well looked after. Great attentive staff. Food was excellent and we didn't feel rushed. Belly dancer was entertaining and we enjoyed the plate smashing! Excellent evening all round. Thank you!
I wanted this to be a special evening for my whole family, so I made a point of booking a restaurant which had excellent reviews. I had eaten at Anastasia's before, and liked the food, the service and the ambience. So I was disappointed when 2 out of those 3 criteria fell short this time. Almost the first words from the manager were "we need the table back by 8pm". It was 6pm, so it didn't seem unreasonable, but it didn't exactly make us feel welcome. The restaurant was almost empty at that time, but we were guided through a couple of pleasant eating areas to the back of the shop which looked more like a school dining hall. Loud music was playing, the aircon was blowing an uncomfortable draft, and twinkling lights made it feel more like Christmas. To be fair, on request, the music was turned down and the aircon switched off. The service was actually quite pleasant, and we didn't have to wait too long for the food. The food itself, however, was a bit of a disappointment. It was not cheap, but the swordfish dish lacked flavour. The other dishes were OK, but not brilliant. I'm pretty sure they can do better than this, and maybe we picked a bad night, but we came away thinking that we'd had better eating experiences in pubs.
I booked a group of 22 people that sadly on the night turned out to be 18 but we had an amazining night, everyone enjoyed the food which was plentiful and tasty, my colleague who is of Greek descent felt that the food was fantastic and sent a picture of her lamb to her Dad as it was so good! After Dinner and a dessert described by my colleagues as heavenly the belly dancer appeared, she was very good and got people involved then we had plate smashing and a disco. Great evening out.
The staff were very warm and welcoming; just as it would be if you were really in Greece. We arrived earlier than our booked time but were immediately shown to our table. The food was a comforting reminder of many happy holidays spent in Greece. At the end of our meal whilst waiting for the bill, we were given complimentary shots of Limoncello. This was a lovely touch to a very pleasant evening.
We an an excellent works party here. The food was very nice and the staff were very helpful. There was a good restaurant singalong with some good old classic songs, a belly dancer, some plate throwing and the opportunity to dance the night away. If you want a different night out, with something a bit different, this is worth considering.
Friendly and welcoming staff. Very basic decor but the food is delicious, well cooked and abundant. Also the price is good value for what you get. First time we had a meal and I can say it won't be the last! One of the best places to eat nice food in St Albans with that Mediterranean feel.
The restaurant is in three parts...the waiter escorted us to the back room which I felt was the better one to be in, more spacious. The music played loudly as we ate making it difficult to talk. Food was good and prices we very reasonable. Entertainment with belly dancer and smashing of the plates was fun followed by very cheesy music, which I love but friends were not so keen. It's very much a place for big groups celebrating an occasion.